Seminar: 150 years of Queensland Parliament House

Parliament House, Brisbane
Parliament House, Brisbane

The 4th of August 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the first sitting of the Queensland Parliament in the now heritage-listed building in George Street, Brisbane. To mark the occasion, the Queensland Parliament, in partnership with The Royal Historical Society of Queensland, will present an historical seminar.

Seminar Program at the Legislative Council Chamber, Queensland Parliament House Cnr George & Alice Streets, Brisbane

  • An historical overview: Queensland’s separation from NSW in 1859 to Queensland in 1868 – presented by Dr Denver Beanland
  • The Journey towards the new Parliament House – 1863 to 1868 – presented by Professor Kay Saunders AM
  • The Design and Construction of Parliament House – presented by Mr Don Watson
  • Parliament House Today: the challenges of working in and preserving a heritage-listed building – presented by the Clerk of Parliament, Mr Neil Laurie.

Tickets are strictly limited
RHSQ Members: $35
Guests: $40
Bookings and pre-payments are essential. Book online here or phone 07 3553 6234.

Ticket price includes seminar, morning tea on the President’s Verandah, and a guided tour of Parliament House.

Registration from 9:15am (enter via the Parliamentary Annex in Alice Street).

All ticket holders MUST bring photo identification with them on the day. Please allow time for security scanning upon entry.

Historical Seminar 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Tours of Parliament House: 12:30pm to 1:00pm.

Bookings include free car parking in the Parliament House visitors’ car park (please confirm at time of booking).